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First Aired - 10/25/2009 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Josh Ozersky, aka Mr. Cutlets, continues last week's conversation on the restaurant business with Ben Levanthal, Jerry Rosengarten & Stefanie Cohen.

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First Aired - 09/29/2010 07:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Burning Down the House Curtis discusses a topic dear to the heart of New Yorkers yet usually not taught much in architecture school: acoustics. Curtis discusses which frequencies carry and which don't, plus what you can do in your apartment to dull the throbbing bass or dragging feet of your upstairs or downstairs neighbor. Nat the Engineer also stops by with some helpful hints about soundwaves, frequencies, and the bassiest song he knows. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch: purveyors of fine grass-fed beef from the California coast.

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Curtis B. Wayne, Heritage Radio Network, Hearst Ranch, incredible rib eye, Roberta's restaurant, voix populaire, Eliza Pierson, East Williamsburg Industrial Park, parenthood, what we do and don't learn in architecture school, how to build, The Architect's Newspaper, Julie Iovine, A Letter To The Editor, archpaper.com, License To Learn, architectural degrees, it now takes 12-15 years to complete the ARE, a failure of the system or a symptom of apathy, lost the art of passing down knowledge, the science and engineering of acoustics, Dan Breindel, a disgusting acoustical experience, the era of fern bars, Curtis goes to Graduate School, Wallace Clement Sabine, the Heritage Radio DIY Spirit, sound can be very disturbing, New York is a noisy place, only the Super Rich are afforded quiet, Connecticut under attack, the nature of sound is that it involves energy moving through air, soundproofing your house, in space there is no sound, the speed of sound, warmer air conducts noise faster, can wind carry sound?, fuzzy things diminish sound, an open window is 100% absorptive, sound diffusion, flanking noise, shameless wave pressure, if you have a noisy neighbor, anechoic chamber, 3 to 6 feet of sound absorbing foam, someone putting on a latex suit in an anechoic chamber, the human ear is sensitive across a wide spectrum of sound, Hertz, the younger you are the better your high frequency hearing, around 1000 Hz, masking noise, therapist office sound machines, white noise, pink noise, brown noise, Nat makes noise, Curtis makes noise, a cow exhaling, confusing our brains, all frequencies at once, voices carrying,
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Hearst Ranch, more acreage than all of New York City, Brian Kenny, serenaded by a cowboy on the studio guitar, wonderful tribal collective, Voices Carry, an illustration of air flanking noise, close your window, turn on the AC, your brain will focus on the constant pressure of the masking noise, noise that is structure borne, lower frequencies will travel right through a wall or floor, chairs scraping on the floor, managing your environment against structure borne sounds, foot draggers, installing a second ceiling, bouncy clips, metallic resilient, almost all of New York City requires that you cover some of your floor with rugs, giving your landlord your first born child, neighborly negotiation, adding a second layer of wall, air gaps in a demising partition is a sound leak, speaking tubes, smooshing like a slinky, air is porous, sheets of lead to damper vibration, converting air motion into heat energy, very evocative visually, interstices,
Stereo Wars (10:00)
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Mississippi Queen, dorm stereo wars, designed to be played very very loud, blast through the walls and conquer, frequencies all in the middle, it's the low frequencies that are difficult to defeat, a better quality stereo system has a sub woofer, turning your floor into a vibrating surface, transducers, the electrical activating portion of a loud speaker, turning your coffee table into a loud speaker, the baseline of Voodoo Child is ideal for stereo wars, crank it up to 11, very thick absorptive materials, fuzzy materials, fiberglass, wool batting, human language frequency in the middle of the acoustic spectrum, one of the problems of modern electronic reproductive equipment, sound pollution of yesteryear, The Age of Hip Hop, Hip Hop relishes the very lowest frequencies of hearing, engineer Nat Weiner explains why Youtube is like a picture of Niagra Falls, feel the bass, souped up car stereos, being self-aware of your sonic effects, impact isolation systems, IIC ratings, floating floors, a cushy isolating layer, once sounds are in the structure they will radiate throughout the entire integrity, the human ear is more sensitive to the lower frequencies than the higher, sound absorbing materials for the middle of the sound spectrum, porous fuzzy things, causing fibers to rub together and diffuse the sound, resilient bouncing mounts for lower frequency sound, get used to it or move, muffling woofers, urban acoustics, Next Week: Designing Consumer Objects On The Cheap,

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First Aired - 08/08/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on the Main Course Mike Edison and a telephonic Patrick Martins hosted "hambassador" Dan Purdy (of Purdy Foods), Jason Colluci (of Pulino's) and Matt Hamilton (of Belcourt) for a round table discussion on the golden-era of food television, if and when sustainability will become the norm, and the most popular food items in America. Do not miss this inside look at the trial and tribulations of chefs and the deliverymen that tirelessly serve them. Plus Steve Pope stops by with some tips on food for the hottest days of the year.

Photo 1: Pulino's Bar & Pizzeria, Lower East Side of Manhattan. Photo 2: Classic Dr. Seuss Bone-In Ham. Photo 3: Purdy Foods

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don't eat oysters in months that don't have an R in them, don't eat braised cuts in winter months, which weird rules are true and which aren't, there is more bacteria in water when its warmer, oysters spawn when they reach a certain temperature, Americans used to deplete oyster beds when they were spawning, so it became a rule based on getting sick rather than depling oyster beds, oysters are soft and mushy when they spawn, the best months to eat oysters are when the water is below 58 degrees, overcooked meat is inedible, pork legally can be considered fully cooked to 160 degrees, Matt cooked a loin to 128, can chefs get in trouble for suggesting lower temperatures than the USDA recommends, commodity pork campaign: the other white meat, beef recall, trim from Australia and Ukraine, Jason has been eating local beef, nutrition aspect to freshness of meat, New York is finally catching up to the West Coast in terms of sourcing locally, the infrastructure is still in its infancy, Joseph Bastianich, in New York people understand that the customer is not always right, the demand needs to be there in order for the source to commit, there is a great demand in New York, educated consumers, Dan chargers 2.34 a pound for his burger, the burger sells for $5, Dan is a wholesaler, he's the only one doing what he does, he has a network in place, most people try to find the most economically way to feed their families, supermarkets are a totally different battle, restaurants are much easier, mass production was born out of supermarkets,
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what makes a great bacon egg and cheese sandwich, Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Jeff Smith, Ultimate Cake Off, Rachel Ray, when was the golden age of food television, Mario's show was awesome, it wasn't dumbed down, it seemed like it was in real time, the audience asked informed questions, most of the people on the show worked in his restaurants, Julia Childs, James Beard, Michael Batterberry, Top Chef, it had it's time but TV caught up to it, what's the value of winning Top Chef?, if you're smart you can get a restaurant out of it, the most talked about show is Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Jamie Oliver, Iron Chef, professional wrestling meets food, Andrew Zimmern, Alton Brown, Gordan Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Food Network, tainted by what gets ratings now, why isn't there a show about slow food and sustainability, if a show doesn't get ratings it will get canceled,

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